Roundtable

Do Red and Green Mix?


An exchange prompted by the essay Why Ecosocialism: For a Red-Green Future .

Herman Daly

Herman Daly

Löwy’s Marxist version of ecosocialism offers an inadequate framework for contemporary challenges.

John Bellamy Foster

John Bellamy Foster

Our planetary emergency demands a systemic ecosocialist agenda, lest we get trapped by utopian reformisms or narrow localisms.

Kerryn Higgs

Kerryn Higgs

Although reformist solutions are insufficient, they can buy us precious time while we push for systemic change.

Giorgos Kallis

Giorgos Kallis

Democratic socialism has emerged as the progressive alternative to neoliberalism and populist authoritarianism. But the devil is in the details.

Alex Khasnabish

Alex Khasnabish

Yes, our vision should be anti-capitalist, but it should be post–nation state as well.

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Ecosocialism must be rooted in a form of democracy that is direct and radical to protect against the predations of hierarchy.

Fred Magdoff

Fred Magdoff

Socializing the means of production can't guarantee ecological sustainability. But it makes it possible.

Simon Mair

Simon Mair

Many young people are searching for something better than capitalism, and we need to help them imagine real alternatives.

Mary Mellor

Mary Mellor

Socialism must be not only green but also feminist—and that requires recognizing the importance of care work.

Vishwas Satgar

Vishwas Satgar

Unlike capitalism, which has not learned from its devastating failures, an ecosocialism fit for our times needs to self-critically reflect on the pitfalls of the socialist past.

Michael Löwy

Do Red and Green Mix?: Author's Response

Michael Löwy addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable.



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